The Marine Knowledge Gate 2.0 (EurOcean_KG) is an innovative online repository of marine research projects and results (Knowledge Outputs) with funding from the EU and major national Research Funding and Performing Organisations (RFPOs) from 25 European coastal countries, as well as from Regional and International Agencies. EurOcean_KG Advanced Search functionalities provide easy access to the information/knowledge to a broad spectrum of interested people. Practical information on these functionalities is included in the Search Tips. Through EurOcean involvement in the FP7 Coordination and Support Action “STAGES” (Science and Technology Advancing Governance on Good Environmental Status), EurOcean_KG has been expanded to include projects from new EU Funding Programmes as well as project with national and regional funding. Additionally, it offers information on the relevance, if any, to Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Marine Directive or MSFD) research and implementation. The previous Marine Knowledge Gate 1.0 was an upgrade of the EurOcean InfoBase on European Marine Research Funded Projects (EurOcean_MaP InfoBase). Through EurOcean involvement in the FP7 Support Action “MarineTT” (European Marine Research Knowledge Transfer and Uptake of Results), EurOcean_KG included a component for information on the knowledge generated by research projects or ‘Knowledge Outputs’ (KOs). Conceptually, the system is innovative containing not only profiles of each research project, but also information about the knowledge produced by the research activity in a non-technical language. Thus, EurOcean_KG consists of two main components: Projects and Knowledge Outputs.
The video, realized by ENEA (Italy), shows the experimental procedures for assessing the impact of stressors in the marine environment on sea urchin larvae. The use of planktonic larvae to assess the toxicity of contaminants is important to support the evaluation of the impacts on critical biological processes such as larval development, which could change the structure of populations and communities. The planktonic early life stages are generally recognized as the most vulnerable phase for sea urchin life cycle, so that the embryotoxicity test is often used as a sub chronic test to evaluate the effects of many contaminants such as nanomaterials, heavy metals, and antifouling products and standard toxicity testing methods have been published. The procedure is shown step by step and will help inexperienced people in performing the experimental assessment, allowing easier comprehension and application of such protocols. The training is organized in a video tutorial that aims to transfer these procedures to other territories and/or target groups. The procedure is shown step by step and will help practioners and early stage researchers in performing the experimental assessment, allowing an easier understanding and performing of this test. SDGs addressed: SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 14: Life Below Water.
The training will showcase some best practices in BBt fields collected and organised in a online repository. The scope of the training, indeed, will be the transferring of such best practices into other territories and/or target groups. The best practices collected will showcase some succesful BBt application and provide, where possible, the contacts of the related developer for prompting direct collaborations. Moreover, trainees will have the chance to implement the repository with new best practices. SDGs addressed: SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 14: Life Below Water, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action.
Croatian B-Blue partner HAMAG-BICRO created the video tutorial for the Matchmaking tool.
The tool provides a taxonomy tree
You can use the WoRMS Taxon Match Tool (credits) to automatically match your species list or taxon list with WoRMS. After matching, the tool will return your file with the AphiaID's, valid names, authorities, WoRMS classification and/or any other output you selected.
The MARINA Spillover Strategy defines the methodology and approach of the MARINA Spillover, the goals and types of the spillover activities, the processes for implement the spillover activities and the reporting of the spillover activities. The main aim of the Spillover Strategy is to increase the awareness of the Responsible Research and Innovation in 1) European regions that are currently lagging behind and 2) positioning Europe as a global leader in research governance.
UN Environment and the Open University have created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter. It is part of Clean Seas and contributes to the goals of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.
You can find here videos, cartoons and other tools addressed to educators, citizens, policy makers, professionals and scientists. These tools have been made avilable by the ResponSEAble project
Applying Responsible Research and Innovation through stakeholder participation to address society’s challenges